Takeovers, Mergers, and the Regional Economy

Synopsis

"The controversial bids for Distillers, Rowntree and Scottish & Newcastle in the 1980s sparked off public debate over the policy surrounding takeovers and mergers, and this challenging new study examines the profound implications such acquisitions may have on a regional economy. It shows that there are often systematic forces at work in the external takeover of (and by) regional companies and that the process itself has quantifiable effects on both the companies concerned and on regional growth and development as a whole. Using the Scotch whisky industry as a study, the book concludes that the policy issues involved are much wider than competition policy has thus far allowed for. It is a must for graduates and professionals alike." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved